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2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000 First Look

Monday, October 24, 2011
2012 Suzuki GSX-R1000
The chassis continues to feature the shortest wheelbase in its class.
Suzuki upgrades its GSX-R1000 for '12.
For 2012, Suzuki has updated it’s flagship GSX-R1000 sportbike. Engineers upgraded both the engine and chassis in an effort to give it more performance on the road.

Inside the liquid-cooled 999cc Inline-Four engine are new lighter pistons with reshaped crowns designed to boost low-end and mid-range torque. The engine block also features larger ventilation holes designed to reduce mechanical power loss. The exhaust camshaft was also updated for reduced valve overlap. Complementing the engine changes is new ECU programming. Suzuki’s finally ditched its dual muffler set-up for a more conventional arrangement that terminates on the righthand side of the bike. That change alone shreds 4.4 pounds off the bike.

In terms of the chassis, Brembo monobloc front brake calipers replace the radial-mount Tokicos on last year’s machine. The suspension also got new valving and the bike comes shod in Bridgestone’s new high-performance S20 road tires. The price tag increases by $200 compared to $13,799. Expect it to arrive in U.S. dealerships spring ’12.

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lexuskid06   October 28, 2011 06:46 PM
I use to love the GSXR until 08 officialy an proud owner of the undisputed S1000RR. while GSXR continues to go in the opposite direction.
screamer69   October 25, 2011 05:49 AM
New bikes every TWO years from 2001-2009, now just an update after three..i guess they are going the Honda route...expected an all new bike...disappointing indeed.
MotoFreak   October 25, 2011 05:26 AM
Suzuki does make a great bike (several acutally), but when are they going to put some different paint schemes on their bikes. Suzuki has the ugliest colors and they would probably sell more if the peaked over a Yamaha or Ducati. That ugly blue and white has to go!